Berlinale: Press Releases

Press Releases 2015


Jan 19, 2015:
Berlinale 2015: Competition Complete

The Competition of the 65th Berlin International Film Festival is now complete. 19 of the 23 films in the Competition programme will be vying for the Golden and Silver Bears. 21 films are world premieres.

The following countries are participating in the entire programme: Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Guatemala, Hong Kong/China, Iran, Italy, Japan, Kosovo, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, the People’s Republic of China, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, United Kingdom, Ukraine, the USA and Vietnam.

The Award Ceremony will take place at the Berlinale Palast on Saturday, February 14th, 2015. The event will close with a screening of the winner of the Golden Bear.

The following films will complete the Competition programme:

Romania / Bulgaria / Czech Republic
By Radu Jude (Everybody in Our Family)
With Teodor Corban, Mihai Comanoiu, Cuzin Toma, Alexandru Dabija
World premiere

El botón de nácar (The Pearl Button) - documentary
France / Chile / Spain
By Patricio Guzmán (Nostalgia for the Light)
World premiere

El Club (The Club)
By Pablo Larraín (Tony Manero, No)
With Roberto Farias, Antonia Zegers, Alfredo Castro, Alejandro Goic, Alejandro Sieveking, Jaime Vadell, Marcelo Alonso
World premiere

Elser (13 Minutes)
By Oliver Hirschbiegel (Downfall)
With Christian Friedel, Katharina Schüttler, Burghart Klaußner, Johann von Bülow, Felix Eitner
World premiere – Out of competition

Every Thing Will Be Fine
Germany / Canada / France / Sweden / Norway
By Wim Wenders (PINA, Wings of Desire, The American Friend)
With James Franco, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Rachel McAdams, Marie-Josée Croze
World premiere – Out of competition

Ten no chasuke (Chasuke's Journey)
By Sabu (Kanikosen, Dead Run)
With Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Ito Ohno, Ren Ohsugi, Yusuke Iseya, Hiromasa Taguchi, Tina Tamashiro, Susumu Terajima
World premiere

Vergine giurata (Sworn Virgin)
Italy / Switzerland / Germany / Albania / Kosovo
By Laura Bispuri - Feature debut
With Alba Rohrwacher, Lars Eidinger, Flonja Kodheli, Luan Jaha, Emily Ferratello
World premiere

As announced in previous press releases, the programme also includes:

45 Years by Andrew Haigh
United Kingdom

Als wir träumten (As We Were Dreaming) by Andreas Dresen
Germany / France

Body by Malgorzata Szumowska

Cha và con và (Big Father, Small Father and Other Stories) by Di Phan Dang
Vietnam / France / Germany / Netherlands

Cinderella by Kenneth Branagh
USA – Out of competition

Eisenstein in Guanajuato by Peter Greenaway
Netherlands / Mexico / Belgium / Finland

Ixcanul (Ixcanul Volcano) by Jayro Bustamante
Guatemala / France – Feature debut

Journal d'une femme de chambre (Diary of a Chambermaid) by Benoit Jacquot
France / Belgium

Knight of Cups by Terrence Malick

Mr. Holmes by Bill Condon
United Kingdom – Out of competition

Nobody Wants the Night by Isabel Coixet – Opening film
Spain / France / Bulgaria

Pod electricheskimi oblakami (Under Electric Clouds) by Alexey German
Russian Federation / Ukraine / Poland

Queen of the Desert by Werner Herzog

Taxi by Jafar Panahi

Victoria by Sebastian Schipper

Yi bu zhi yao (Gone with the Bullets) by Wen Jiang
People’s Republic of China / USA / Hong Kong, China

Press Office
January 19, 2015

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